How to reach Lesvos

 

Lesvos is not a main tourist destination; therefore there are relative few direct charter flights from EU countries. You can of course always come via Athens or Thessalonica.  Aegean/Olympic as members of Star Alliance can be combined with companies like British Airways or Lufthansa and your baggage is checked through to Mytilini (MJT), your final destination.  
You can of course use low-cost companies like EasyJet and Ryanair. In this case you often fly with handbag only and then you can also use smaller Greek companies like Skyexpress for your Mytilini flight.  

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Un. Kingdom

Direct flights from UK to Lesvos with www.jet2.com

- LONDON Stansted - Mytilene (MJT), every Thursday, from of April 20 till 
Oct. 05.

- MANCHESTER -MAN - Mytilene (MJT), every Sunday, from of May 07 till Oct. 08. and every Wednesday, from 31 May till 20 September

- BRISTOL [BRS]  - Mytilene (MJT), every Sunday, from May 29 till Oct. 09. Not announced yet for
2023

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Germany

Check-in directly to Lesvos with Easy Jet (Berlin), Condor (Dusseldorf, Leipzig), Lufthansa (Frankfurt, Munich) or Aegean (Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich, Dusseldorf) 
   You still need to fly to Athens or Thessaloniki and then to Lesbos-Mytilini (MJT) but now you can book both flights as if it was one company!
Domestic flights are operating by Aegean and Sky express but you can book a flight all the way through with Easy Jet/Sky-express, Condor/Sky-express or  Lufthansa/Aegean. This makes the booking easier and luggage will go through to Lesbos.
   Of course you can also fly with other low cost companies from Germany, but then you need to calculate some time to pick up your luggage and drop it to Aegean or Sky express. The best is to fly “light”.  Locally you need just a couple of swimming suits, some T-shirts and light cloths. We have the beach towels!
You can fly to Mykonos or Samos (there are more direct flights for those islands) considering that every Tuesday there is a Ferry to Lesvos. 

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Fly Lemnos or Mykonos, 
take the ferry to Lesvos!

An alternative route is to come to Lesvos via …Mykonos or Lemnos.
   Via Mykonos:  There are several international flights to Mykonos from all over Europe including low cost companies.You need to be there on Tuesday night in order to catch the ferry after midnight. In between ...Mykonos is very known for its bars!!!!!  Wednesday (Tuesday night) from Mykonos 01:40 → Lesvos (Mytilene) at 09:05  This idea does’t work the other way round.
   Via Lemnos:  there are "Blue Star ferries" every Monday 5:25, Wednesday 11:55, Thursday 21:40 and Saturday 18:05 and the trip takes only 6 hours. It works also the other way round. Flights from Copenhagen CPH, Stockholm ARN, Vienna VIE, London LGW. 

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Belgium

Direct flights from Belgium to Lesvos with TuiFly.be every Friday from 29 April - 23 September 

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Holland

Direct flights from Holland to Lesvos with Coredon

AMSTERDAM - Lesvos (MJT), every Monday and Thursday, from April 21 till October 06.

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Norway

From 5th of June and every Sunday from Oslo, with Apollo 

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Turkey

The nearest airport is Izmir. Alternatively you can take a bus to Ayvalik and then the evening ferry to Mytilini. This might oblige you an overnight in Izmir, Ayvalik or even better at Pergamon.
In 2022 a Turkish company has announced a Catamaran coming from Izmir to Lesvos twice/week. No schedule so-far (15/6).  

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Use the ferry

There are ferries every evening from Athens/Piraeus.  
“Hellenic Seaways” / “Blue Star Ferries” schedule daily overnight ferries every evening from Athens/Piraeus. 

Trip needs 11 hours via Chios Island to reach Lesvos. Trip costs about €80/p with bed in cabin with the advantage that you don't pay a hotel for that night.

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Island hopping

The easiest island to visit from Lesvos is Chios. Only 3 hours distance from Lesvos and daily ferry connections. The other idea is to fly Via Lemnos or Mykonos and combine those islands. Longer, but possible, is also to visit directly  Ikaria or Patmos with the  “Blue Star Ferries”.